NIAGARA FALLS – Festivals and Events Ontario has included the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games, The Mount Forest Fireworks Festival and Riverfest Elora in its 2023 Top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario.
Minto supports request for additional funding for more nurse practitioners
MINTO – Town council has invited the local health care professional recruiting committee to provide input for a proposed meeting with provincial health ministry officials on solutions to a shortage of primary health care providers in the region.
Orangeville man charged in theft of guns, safe, ammunition
PALMERSTON – An Orangeville man faces 10 charges in connection with the theft of a gun safe containing several firearms.
Lions Club hosting ‘Trade Tracks’ show and symposium in Fergus
FERGUS – The South Wellington Lions Club is hosting a trade show and symposium to encourage young people to consider a trade as a career option. "Trade Tracks" will be held at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex on May 5 and 6.
Economic development staff present 2022 review to council
MINTO – The town’s economic development staff presented Minto council with a reveiw of 2022 department activities at the March 7 meeting.
Wellington North council has first look at draft 2023 budget
KENILWORTH – Faced with aging infrastructure, inflation, a growing population, and new staffing positions, residents are likely to see an increase to tax bills in line with inflation.
Women’s Day rally calls for equity, collaboration, staying course to advance opportunities
GUELPH – Women accomplished a lot of firsts in 2022, but there’s still a long way to go to achieve equality and equity for women, said Cindy McMann at an event in Guelph’s Market Square to mark International Women’s Day.
Puslinch ending ‘shop local’ gift card program due to ‘underutilization’
ABERFOYLE – A gift card program started to help businesses by encouraging local shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic will be being discontinued by Puslinch Township.
New Wellington OPP youth advisory committee presents to Police Services Board
GUELPH - Five nervous high school students, forming the Wellington OPP’s new youth advisory committee, bravely stood before the county’s Police Services Board (PSB) on March 8, presenting their first youth initiative.
Drayton man plans to bike equivalent of nation’s breadth in Ride for Heart
DRAYTON – A local man is biking “across Canada” to raise funds to fight heart disease and stroke. While not literally cycling from coast to coast, JP Fillion is aiming to cover 5,514 kilometres, equivalent to the distance between Canada’s two furthest points.
Guelph/Eramosa council paid $146,750 in 2022
BRUCEDALE – Guelph/Eramosa council was paid a total of $146,762 in 2022. This is up from $144,106 in 2021, but less than the total remuneration paid in 2020 ($150,500).
‘Not very pedestrian friendly’: Mount Forest intersection back before council
MOUNT FOREST - The Mount Forest Business Improvement Association wants crosswalk infrastructure installed at the Main Street South (Highway 6) and King Street East intersection in Mount Forest to make crossing the roadway safer for pedestrians.
Mount Forest hair salon receiving community grant
MOUNT FOREST - Wellington North council has approved the first Community Improvement Program grant of the year with $1,300 go toward a new sign at the recently-opened Blonde Design Co., located at 121 Main Street North.
Woman accused of releasing ‘unlawfully obtained conversations’ one week after sentencing
CENTRE WELLINGTON – Brenda Dolderman, 55, of Centre Wellington, has been charged with releasing transcripts of "unlawfully obtained conversations" just one week after she was sentenced to house arrest and probation for similar actions.
UGDSB approves calendars, recognizes schools, ratifies agreements, appoints student trustees
GUELPH – The Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) calendars for the 2023-24 school year have been submitted to the province with a single revision following public input.